Dr. Soraira Urquiza

Soraira Urquiza CC

Registrar, American Film Institute Conservatory

Dr. Soraira Urquiza is the daughter of (formerly) undocumented immigrants from Nayarit, Mexico. She is a first-generation college graduate and professional. In addition to her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California, she earned a Master’s degree in Chicana/o Studies from CSU Northridge and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Mount St Mary’s University.

Dr. Urquiza is the current Chair of the Latinx Caucus. She has over fourteen years of experience in admissions and records and is presently the Registrar for the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles, CA. She is very passionate about higher education, both as an administrator and faculty. She has taught courses in Chicana/o/x Studies at various community colleges in LA as well as CSUN. Her other passion is baseball history, and on weekends she can be at her hobby-job, giving tours of Dodger Stadium. GO DODGERS!